Schofield & Sims Fractions, Decimals and Percentages is a comprehensive programme that supports a mastery approach to teaching and learning this tricky area of maths. Comprising six pupil books and six accompanying teacher's guides, this structured series helps children to develop a deep, secure and adaptable understanding of fractions, building up to decimals, percentages, ratio and proportion. Each pupil book contains varied activities, suitable for use either in class or at home, that directly correspond to the lessons provided in the supporting teacher's guide. Each unit is set across a double-page spread containing a summary of the key learning point, followed by targeted practice questions, ranging from simple 'Get started' questions that help children gain confidence to more complex 'Now you try' and 'Challenge' questions that develop conceptual understanding and mathematical reasoning skills. Regular 'Check-up tests' and a 'Final test' reinforce learning and help to identify strengths and weaknesses.Additional features provided at the back of the book include a self-evaluation checklist to encourage children to assess their own learning and a glossary to support the confident use of mathematical vocabulary. Fractions, Decimals and Percentages Book 4 supports the National Curriculum requirements for Year 4 and covers the following topic areas: recognising families of equivalent fractions; adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator; counting in hundredths; recognising simple decimal fraction equivalents; dividing one- and two-digit numbers by ten and one hundred; rounding decimals to the nearest whole number; comparing decimals up to two decimal places; and problem solving. A separate accompanying teacher's guide, Fractions, Decimals and Percentages Book 4 Teacher's Guide (ISBN 9780721713823), contains lesson plans, answers to all the questions in the pupil book, and assessment and record-keeping resources. A selection of free downloads is also available from the Schofield & Sims website.
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